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I want to learn the Bible, Where do I start?

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I want to learn the Bible, Where do I start?
« on: Tuesday February 19, 2019, 04:32:18 PM »
Whether someone is new to scripture or not, the most important things to learn first are these:

1. Who is the Father?
2. What is the Fathers covenant (agreement) with mankind?

We all agreed to the covenant before we were naturally born. We signed the contract. It was our passport to the visible realm we live in. Go learn who the Father is and what the agreement is, and fulfill your end of the deal.

CLUE: We are looking for the invisible God in a visible world. It takes commitment and an act of God to accomplish. Just try...that’s the commitment. And if we try hard enough, our invisible God will “reveal” himself to us. That’s the act.

And IF we learn who the Father is, and what the agreement is that we signed, THEN the Father will sign the agreement also.  He is looking for a place to put his name. That place is YOU.

“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.”

But understand, in this kingdom, the contract is a certificate of birth and a certificate of death. It is a synchronous contract. In means out, up means down, and life means death.
« Last Edit: Tuesday February 19, 2019, 04:56:13 PM by The Rebel Shepherd »
It cannot be disputed, those things we do are a direct result of the thoughts we follow. Jesus said, Follow me.

Re: I want to learn the Bible, Where do I start?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 02:39:45 AM »
At age 68 about 6 months ago I purchased my very first bible.  First I looked for someone religious who was posting study videos relating to bible verses, and asked him what is the version of the bible most closely akin to the original Hebrew text.  He said the English Standard Version would be appropriate, and so that is what I obtained.

It's overwhelming, trying to read it solo without any guides or assistance, and so I checked out several YT channels that offer bible studies, and followed them along for several months to get the sense of it all.  And I had already watched several videos by Dr. Michael Heiser, the world renowned expert in all things biblical and Hebrew language related topics.  So thanks to him I already had a relaxed mindset leading into the studies because he makes it wonderfully clear that the bible was not written to us.  He said it was written to the people who lived at the time the apostles were living, telling them in detail of what will transpire with their future generations.

That's where so many people do get hung up.  They think the bible was written to tell them precisely how they should live, and they try to interpret those stories for 21st Century living.  Not at all, says Dr. Heiser.  They were tomes written to and for an ancient civilization warning of what the future would hold for their offspring if they did not get a clue and change their ways according to their Father in Heaven's wishes.  Watching his videos is a challenge because his lectures are directed to students who are serious students of biblical matters, who will become professionals for the most part, including ministers and pastors.  The language is very difficult to just follow along without hiccups, but he understands that as well and takes the time to interject humor and insight along the way.  In fact, I'd say I've learned more about the bible from him than any other channel I've followed.

And I don't limit myself to just the bible.  There are other ancient tomes such as the Book of Enoch and the Book of Jasher which should have been included in the bible, but the early church decided that they did not want them, so kept them out, mostly for political and power structural reasons.  However, they make a lot of sense, and are worth reading, although as I'm disabled with bad hands I find reading books difficult these days and try to find audio versions every chance possible.  Hope this helps.  Kitt Wulf

Re: I want to learn the Bible, Where do I start?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 10:54:29 AM »
 Kitt,

I’m delighted to hear that you started studying the scriptures at age 68. And though it may seem difficult to study alone, it’s the very best way. The Lord isolated me from the religious system and every other form of bible analysis, except one teaching I received on cassette tape back in 1983, at age 24.  After a couple months of study, I listened to the tapes one time through and they quickened my spirit. Thereafter, I have studied scripture almost daily on my own with the Spirit of the Lord teaching me. I am now 60 years of age.

I can promise you that the scriptures are written specifically for us, and this contrary to what Dr. Heisenberg says. He is incorrect on that statement, although he may be correct on my other things, I don’t know. The scriptures are an autobiography, and everything in scripture points to the manifestation and replication of the Father by way of the Son.

Father in us, Son through us, us in the Father.

Like this:

Father + Son = Father replicated (Holy Spirit)

In other words, we HEAR the Father. Think of the Father as the audio. He is represented as Trumpets, Word, Thought, Commands, Voice, Singer or Song, etc.

When we follow what is Heard, this means we prove it by DOING. This is our faith.  Doing is what is SEEN; the visual aspect of the Father. And the visual manifestation of what is heard is the Son.

The Father is heard, the Son is seen (Light). They together are an audio visual experience in each of us. And they are declared by the Spirit we walk in.

“The Father and I are One”

“Know ye not that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?”

“...that which is seen and heard declare we unto you that you may also have fellowship with us, and truly our fellowship is with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ.”

“In earth as it is in heaven.”

“I am the way.” There is no possible way to get from the Father to the Holy Spirit except by way of the Son, the doing.

“He will turn the hearts of the Fathers to the children, and children to the Fathers...”

Word + Works = Holy Spirit

The scriptures are 100% written in a hidden language. We can read the surface and comprehend them with our natural mind, but there are deeper understandings that the Spirit will reveal to us.

I would be happy to speak with you or offer some additional assistance. It is imperative that you know who the Father is and what his covenant is with each of us. The covenant first appears in Genesis 1:1-5. Covenant was in hand before man was even created. The covenant with mankind is the first thing we read of the God created.

Remember, there are two of everything in scripture.  Good and evil, Light and darkness, Father of Truth and the father of a lie, Incorruptible Word and corrupt word, Works of God and the works of man’s hand, Love and hate, Patience and impatience, generosity and greed, kindness and unkindness, etc. The Bible speaks of how the manifestation of the Father destroys the darkness we are each born into. We become brighter lights as we follow the Father. 



« Last Edit: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 10:57:51 AM by The Rebel Shepherd »
It cannot be disputed, those things we do are a direct result of the thoughts we follow. Jesus said, Follow me.